Clinical Nurse Specialist- York Hospital-Women and Children-Full Time

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 51464

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Clinical Nurse Specialist, CNS, for Pediatrics, Maternity, NICU and Labor and Delivery within WellSpan York Hospital.

General Summary:
Under general supervision, The CNS is primarily committed to improving patient care, directly and indirectly, via the role of practitioner, consultant, change agent, educator, researcher, leader, and case manager. Exemplifies and promotes nursing practice excellence by impacting on patient care outcomes. As case manager, coordinates and manages the care of complex patients. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes within a the  Women and Children Service Line.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Maintains competence in area of expertise.
2 Collaborates with other professionals to improve patient care delivery and achieve desired patient outcomes.
3 Fosters/facilitates growth and development of staff.
4 Initiates, implements, and evaluates process redesign and system changes.
5 Provides consultation in area of expertise to management, staff and other disciplines, agencies, etc.
6 Acts as a resource and role model.
7 Coordinates the education, training, and orientation of staff and students.
8 Develops, implements and evaluates education programs for staff and students, and educational resources for patients and families.
9 Assists in the development of QI projects/nursing research and collaborates with staff in developing methodology and analysis of findings.
10 Contributes new knowledge to nursing practice by participating in clinical research as appropriate.
11 Acts as a task force/project manager within the System.
12 Establishes methods/systems for coordinating patients' care throughout the continuum of care and for monitoring patients' progress throughout the episode or care continuum.
13 Collects, analyzes, and disseminates data related to targeted populations.

York Hospital Nursing supports the mission and vision through a centralized department of nursing. We strive to be the best in the eyes of our patients, family, staff, and community by providing safe, evidence based practice leading to exemplary outcomes. Each professional nurse accepts the accountability and responsibility for his/her professional practice by fostering an environment that supports leading change, responding to the healthcare needs of our community and advancing health. Nurses at YH are lifelong learners who value continued professional development and education. They are role models in honesty, responsibility, upholding human dignity, ease of human suffering and equality of all patients. Helping others in need and improving the quality of life for all is the act of behaving in a manner defined by the profession. YH nurses are active participants in decisions about patient care and nursing practice, and commit to upholding professional nursing standards at local, state and national levels.

Required Skills

Registered Nurse License in Pennsylvania

Clinical Nurse Specialist License in Pennsylvania

Master's required


Required Experience

Must have at least 5 years of RN experience. 

Experience as a RN in at least one of the areas of responsibility required


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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